Weinstein turned himself in Friday morning and was arrested on charges of raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex, a CNN source reported. A court appearance is slated for later Friday. Bond, according to the report, will be $2 million. The charges could result in a sentence of up to 25 years.
"I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law," Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of assault, said Thursday amid reports of Weinstein's then-impending arrest. "Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May his arrest give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths."
More than 80 women have come forward with allegations against Weinstein, a once-ubiquitous movie producer who's now also facing sex crimes investigations in London and Los Angeles. In previous statements, Weinstein's legal team has called the allegations "entirely without merit."